Support SB 141, Create an Indigenous People’s Day
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What: SB 141, Create an Indigenous People’s Day
When: Wednesday, February 8th @ 3 PM
By changing Columbus day to Indigenous People’s Day, we can take an important step to acknowledge the effects of the colonization of the Americas on America’s first people; and honor the considerable contributions the people of indigenous nations have given to us
Changing the name of the holiday will allow us to recognize and celebrate Indigenous peoples’ resilience and strength as well as the immeasurable positive impact that they have made on every aspect of Montana; instead of celebrating somebody who actually caused genocide.
Honoring a man who had enabled colonization and forced assimilation of Native Americans is not Montana values